Masonry contractors that must dispose of their own jobsite waste have several alternatives. In some parts of the United States, the transport and dumping fees are high enough to warrant considering on-site burial for "clean" inert rubble (such as brick, block, and mortar). When there is a lot of land available, such as on a school site, on-site burial has saved a lot of money that has been credited back to the owner. Another alternative is to create your own landfill as did Jerry Painter of Gainesville, Fla.-based Painter Masonry Inc. For 10 years, he has owned a five-acre site that is zoned to take clean masonry debris only. Sometimes the owner will allow rubble to be stockpiled on-site so that you can take advantage of transportation economies of scale. Another way of minimizing the costs of waste disposal is to transport it yourself to the landfill. Las Vegas-based Marnell Masonry does this 80% to 85% of the time at a cost of $4.50 per cubic yard. Debris is collected with a couple of skid-steer loaders, and often there is a front-end loader on-site, too. The contractor loads debris onto its own trucks (which have sideboards) and transports it to the dump. Mason tenders take care of daily collection, and the company's superintendent coordinates collection with the job's foreman. To minimize costs, Marnell Masonry customized its equipment to collect waste more efficiently by making a couple of 4x4x8-foot scooping attachments from 1/4-inch flat metal. If you decide to hire a waste hauler to provide a dumpster or roll-off container and dispose of the debris collected, there are certain characteristics to look for. Responsiveness is at the top of the list for many contractors, and same-day pickup should not be a problem (indeed, it can be vital on downtown sites). Haulers should be licensed, too, and they should take the debris to a licensed facility.